CS4L for Coaches

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to make sport better. Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is the CS4L pathway to develop top-rank athletes and increase overall participation in sport and physical activity.

When you were a kid, what was your experience with sport? When you participated in P.E. classes, team sports, swimming lessons, or dance classes – was it fun? Did you learn skills? And did it make you want to keep playing? 

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to make sport and physical activity better, so more Canadians will get quality training, more will continue participating, and more will reach the medals podium.

Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is the CS4L pathway for developing top-rank athletes and increasing overall participation in sport and physical activity. It includes guidelines for training, competition and recovery based on principles of human development and maturation.

LTAD considers the best interests of the athlete, not the goals of coaches or parents who might simply want to win at all costs. LTAD is built on sport science and best practices in coaching from around the world, and it follows 10 Key Factors that influence how athletes train and compete effectively. 

Coaches stand at the forefront of delivering programs that respect the principles and science of LTAD. 

Learn more about LTAD

Learn more about the 10 Key Factors